Entries by Jonathan Strieff

Love is Louder rally held at Mill Park in Augusta

by Jonathan Strieff Well over 200 demonstrators gathered at Mill Park, in Augusta, on Sunday, November 12, to take part in the Love is Louder rally organized by State Representative Regan La Rochelle and the Greater Augusta Unity Committee. The event came in response to recent incidents of vandalism and hate speech in Augusta and […]

Palermo residents propose using funds to honor veterans

by Jonathan Strieff On Thursday, October 19, the Palermo Town Council heard a proposal from two residents interested in using charitable fundraiser proceeds to honor veterans from town. Representing the American Legion, Palermo residents Paul Hunter and Gary Jones approached the town council after being selected by the Palermo Friends and Neighbors ATV club as […]

Palermo resident proposes intervener status in LS Power issue

by Jonathan Strieff The Palermo Town Council met Thursday, September 21, to finalize the necessary preparations for the special town meeting scheduled for the following day to vote on a proposed transmission line moratorium ordinance. The special meeting was called in response to public concern regarding the LS Power transmission line currently planned to connect […]

PALERMO: Hager Ent. chosen to pave two town roads

by Jonathan Strieff Palermo town council members, Bob Kurek, Ilene McKenny, and Pam Swift met July 27 to vote on bids for three 2023 paving projects, gather comments from community members concerned about the proposed LS Power transmission line , and offer updates on several ongoing municipal projects. Thursday’s meeting began with the reading of […]

China Lake Assn. members hear about water quality

by Jonathan Strieff Nearly 80 community members gathered in the China Primary School gymnasium on July 29 for the annual China Lakes Association meeting. After a welcome and networking breakfast catered by Sunrise Bagels, CLA president, Stephen Greene, introduced three guest speakers from the Department of Environmental Protection, Ecological Instincts, and the Kennebec Water District […]

No support in Albion for LS Power electric transmission developer

by Jonathan Strieff On July 19, representatives from LS Power, an electric transmission developer from Missouri, hosted an open house in Albion to begin community outreach among landowners impacted by the proposed transmission line. The event was the fifth of six such meetings along the proposed route, starting in Mattawam­keag, and concluding in Windsor. Prior […]